The Creighton Bluejays and DePaul Blue Demons meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wintrust Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 76.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Trey Alexander is averaging 13.4 points and 4 rebounds. Baylor Scheierman is the third double-digit scorer and Arthur Kaluma is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 71 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Umoja Gibson is averaging 16.2 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Javan Johnson is averaging 14.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. Nick Ongenda is the third double-digit scorer and Da’Sean Nelson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.
The Bluejays are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Blue Demons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Bluejays last 7 Saturday games. The over is 9-4-1 in Blue Demons last 14 games following a ATS loss.
The Creighton Bluejays are obviously the better team and should be big favorites. DePaul looks like a club that's given up on the season long ago. However, DePaul is at home and this is one of the more experienced rosters in the country with 7 seniors. If DePaul can't get up for this one, something is wrong. Give me the points.